Rod McKuen was an interesting poet – part Carl Sandburg, part ee cummings, part Bob Dylan. I always found such comfort in his poetry – especially as a angst-ridden teen.
If you haven’t read him, I’d recommend you try him out. You can learn more about him here.
thought for the weekend – or really whenever you feel like thinking….
I love dogs. I don’t think there has ever been an extended period in my life where I haven’t had the companionship of a dog. I realized recently that just about every story I’ve ever written features a dog. My latest trilogy has dogs as a central theme. LOL, I just can’t get enough dogs. And please don’t take me to the pound with you to pick out a puppy because I will want to take all the dogs home with me.
Following are some of my all time favorite sayings about dogs:
What’s your favorite saying about dogs? Who is your favorite dog? Mine is Lily:
Feel free to tell us all about your dog and favorite dog sayings, stories or anecdotes about dogs in the comments.
Happy Sunday. ❤
Share your love of dogs on Monday – it’s #NationalMuttDay
Yes, I definitely remember feeling that way in the golden years of teen-hood.
If you want to know more about the book that the quote came from you can check out The Summer I Turned Pretty at Good Reads.
I remember feeling this way as a school kid – just as summer vacation was about to end. 😀
Just for fun, here’s a link to a NYT review written about Brideshead Revisited, in 1945
It’s been so bloody hot that most of my writing time has been reserved for the new Trilogy – but I’ve been playing with quotes and images and thought I’d share a few… This one sends me back to summers at my Granny’s cabin when I was a moody teenager.
To sum it all up, if you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling.
You must write every single day of your life.
You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next.
You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.
I wish for you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime.
I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you.
May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories–science fiction or otherwise.
Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.
Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
John Andrew Holmes